As part of a holistic approach to creating fashion in a more sustainable way, choosing the right fibers and fabrics is a key starting point for creating change. But which materials qualify as suitable solutions for lowering the environmental footprint of fashion? Facing a growing population and emerging markets with increasing demand for consumer goods and resources, change within the current wasteful and polluting practices of the fashion and textile industry is inevitable.
This talk will give a diversified overview on the latest trends of new, innovative and future-proof materials that disrupt the system and minimize the negative impact already at the raw material stage, covering a broad range of material choices that are renewable, recycled from pre- and post-consumer waste, recyclable, biodegradable, based on biopolymers or from completely new sources for example from agricultural waste.
Circularity is the buzz word of the fashion industry, but achieving it can seem like a quest for the holy grail. This panel will explore how realistic circularity is for the intimates sector, and look at the challenges and opportunities for both extending the life of garments and increasing end of life recovery for recycling, through the lens of decision making in design.
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